Working in Switzerland –


Daunting or do-able? Getting a job as an ex-pat in Switzerland can appear a daunting task. Daunting maybe but definitely do-able! The first thing to know is that as of writing (April 2014) there are still opportunities for ex-pats to get work in Switzerland. Here are a few facts to start with: Switzerland has a duel system for allowing foreigners to work while in the country. The first concerns citizens from the European Union and/or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) As a citizen of an EU/EFTA member state, you may enter, live and work in Switzerland. Special restrictions apply to citizens of EU-8 member states & to the citizens of EU-17. Check here if you don’t know which category you’re in. You do not require authorization for short-term employment of up to three months or 90 days per calendar year. This may be extended to 6 months while a person is actively looking for work. It is required to register your employment status with the canton. For employment longer than three months, you will need to apply for a residence permit with the communal authorities where you live. For this you need a: –       valid ID card or passport […]

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